Be a Part of Peter White’s “Smile” Video!

Now is your chance to be included in Peter White’s new music video for the title track to his latest album Smile. Submit your favorite Smile photo – with family, with friends and loved ones, with your pet(s) or simply just a photo of you! A smile is the shortest distance between two people. Have fun and be creative!

Photos are to be in high resolution, 1920×1080 or higher. Submissions MUST be received by midnight PST on August 31, 2015 to be considered eligible.

Submit your high resolution photo(s) of 1920×1080 or higher to along with the following information:
First Name:
Last Name:
Email Address:

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Peter White Smile

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The Year of the Cat Returns and More at the Royal Albert Hall

In October of 2013, Al Stewart performed his entire Year of the Cat album with a full band at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall. The reaction to this unprecedented event was so positive that Stewart and the band are reuniting for 2 more dates- May 16 and May 22, 2015. Included in the lineup will be some of the musicians that worked with Stewart on the original 1976 Year of the Cat recording – Peter White (piano, acoustic guitar, music director), Tim Renwick (electric guitar) and Stuart Elliot (drums). Joining them will be longtime Stewart collaborators Dave Nachmanoff (guitar), Mark Griffiths (bass) and Marc Macisso (sax and flute), as well as Gabby Young and Stephen Ellis (vocals) and virtuoso percussionist, Joe Becket.

For the first time ever, these London shows will feature a performance of two of Stewart’s classic albums from the seventies – Year of the Cat and Past, Present and Future, both in their entirety.

The 1976 multi-million selling album Year of the Cat album, produced by Alan Parsons, was Al Stewart’s largest hit, his commercial breakthrough in both the United States and Europe peaking at #5 in the US and #38 in the UK. Stewart’s fifth studio album, Past, Present and Future was released in 1973 and was considered his first “major album”. What made this recording different from his previous recordings was the underlying historical theme, with each song representing a decade of the 20th century. This historical approach to song writing was different from his previous, folkier work, and has become a style that has stayed with him for most of his career.

Songs from Year of the Cat:
Lord Grenville | On The Border | Midas Shadow | Sand In Your Shoes | If It Doesn’t Come Naturally Leave It | Flying Sorcery | Broadway Hotel | One Stage Before | Year of the Cat

Songs from Past, Present and Future:
Old Admirals | Warren Harding | Soho | The Last Day of June 1934 | Post World War Two Blues | Roads to Moscow | Terminal Eyes | Nostradamus

For information and tickets, click Here.

Al Stewart performing the albums Year of the Cat & Past, Present and Future at the Royal Albert Hall- May 16 and 22, 2015.

Al Stewart performing the albums Year of the Cat & Past, Present and Future at the Royal Albert Hall- May 16 and 22, 2015.

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“Head Over Heels” Boogies at Billboard’s #1 for 9 Weeks Straight

“Head Over Heels”, the first single from Peter White’s latest album Smile has been making a splash. The song hit No. 1 for 9 straight weeks on Billboard‘s Top Smooth Jazz Song chart from November 15, 2014 to January 10, 2015. Rick Braun’s energetic playing on flugelhorn is featured throughout, and the two definitely know how to boogie and have a cause for celebration.

Visit or any of the links below to hear song samples of the album.
iTunes link –
Amazon link –
CD Store link –

White’s goal on every album is “to produce a story that has adventures; that has different styles that take you to different places,” and he does just that.  Co-Producer DC joins White on Smile along with special guests vocalist Mindi Abair, trumpeter Rick Braun, soprano saxophonist Euge Groove, keyboardist Philippe Saisse, bassist Nate Phillips, violinist (and daughter) Charlotte White, Ramon Yslas on bongos and vocalist Stevo Theard.

Head Over Heels at Billboard #1

PW Head Over Heels Billboard Weekly

Other notables:

  • The album remained at #1 for 7 weeks in a row on both Top 50 and Radar charts
  • Smooth Jazz 24/7’s Jimi King named “Head Over Heels” as his personal #1 song of 2014
  • JazzTrax named “Smile” as the #2 album of 2014
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Peter White’s New Album Will Make You ‘Smile’!

Peter White’s 14th solo album Smile is set for release October 7. This is his third album for Heads Up/Concord and completes a trilogy of CDs comprising all original material. Good Day was the first, released in 2009, which was followed by Here We Go in 2012. Smile is the last in this series. Peter was inspired to follow this path when, after recording an entire CD of cover songs in 2006, a fan mentioned to him that even though they liked that album, they preferred his original songs more.

Peter’s goal for every album is simple – in his own words, “to produce a story that has adventures, using a variety of styles that take you on a musical journey.” Smile includes an impressive array of guests, including Mindi Abair on vocals, trumpeter Rick Braun, saxophonist Euge Groove, keyboardist Philippe Saisse, bassist Nate Phillips, Ramon Yslas on Latin percussion, vocalist Stevo Theard, and last but not least, his own daughter Charlotte White (13) on violin.

To Order:
My CD Store (including international orders) –

Track Listings:
1. Smile
2. In Rainbows
3. Floating In Air
4. Head Over Heels
5. Coming Home
6. Nightfall
7. Hold Me Close
8. Beautiful Love
9. Don Quixote’s Final Quest
10. Awakening (Jordan’s Song)

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A Warm Aloha Welcome to Peter White and a New Venue

Honolulu will once again “aloha” Peter White on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Magic of Polynesia showroom. It’s been over 2 years since Peter last performed in Hawaii, and he is thrilled to return with an all-star band from Los Angeles: keyboardist Gregg Karukas, Hawaii native saxophonist Michael Paulo, bassist Andre Berry and drummer Eric Valentine.

The newest venue for Apaulo Music Productions, the Magic of Polynesia showroom features tiered seating and state of the art sound and lighting production, and is located on the third floor of the Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel at 2300 Kalakaua Ave.

Tickets available at:
Group and table discounts available . Please call 951-696-0184 for more info.
More details at

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Mallorca and Ghana Smooth Jazz Festivals Welcome Peter White!

In the next couple weeks, Peter White will perform in both Mallorca and Ghana! The Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival is the only smooth jazz festival in the European Mediterranean area. This year, the event is from May 1-4 and will be held at the 5-star Protur Biomar Gran Hotel & Spa. Peter takes the stage on Saturday, May 3. Other artists at the festival include Richard Elliot, Nick Colionne, Jessy J, Gregg Karukas, Elan Trotman, Spencer Day and Paul Shilts Weimar.

The following week, Peter White returns to Accra, Ghana to play on May 10 at the beautiful Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra, Ghana. The Ghana Smooth Jazz Festival features guest artist Oli Silk and is supported by Ofie Kodjoe, Akablay and many more!

Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival

Ghana Smooth Jazz Festival

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Peter White returns to the Philippines. Proceeds to benefit Typhoon Haiyan victims.

It’s been 18 years since Peter White’s last visit to the Philippines. Peter now returns to Manila to perform a show with keyboardist Gregg Karukas on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier. The show also includes special guest singer Spencer Day and also features Michael Paulo on sax, Nathaniel Phillips on bass and Eric Valentine on drums.

All proceeds of the concert go to benefit the victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Typhoon Yolanda) that devastated the country in November 2013. The goal is to raise as much funds possible to give to All That Jazz Promotions, Inc.’s nominated charity organizations, ABS CBN Foundation “SAGIP KAPAMILYA” and “GAWAD KALINGA” to help in the efforts of providing further medical assistance, and in the rebuilding of homes, schools and hospitals.

Tickets and Info:

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